It’s taken months of hard labor but construction on the new $40 million Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, venue is nearing completion, well ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Minister for the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe today visited workers onsite who are completing the final leg of works to officially open the venue next week.
“Coomera will be the first of the three new sporting venues constructed for the Games and more than 1,000 workers have played a role in the construction of this world-class facility,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
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“Local contractors have been engaged on the project from the beginning, with 28 Gold Coast businesses involved in the delivery and 98 percent of the construction contracts being awarded to Queensland businesses.”
Minister Hinchliffe said the contractors who were responsible for putting the finishing touches on the venue represented just some of the specialised skills that were required to complete the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.
“It took a team 20,000 hours combined to pre-fabricate over 650 tonne of steel required for the Coomera Indoor Stadium superstructure,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“A total of 6,500 square metres of internationally accredited timber sports flooring has been used to comprise eight mixed-use sports courts and a gymnastics arena for the venue.
“Another unique feature of this venue is it’s higher than average ceiling which is double that of other indoor sports venues, measuring approximately 23 metres in height to accommodate additional spectator seating and equipment required for the Commonwealth Games.
“This venue will not only host the Netball Finals and Gymnastics competition for the Games but will provide much-needed community infrastructure for the Gold Coast’s growing population and provide long-lasting benefits to Queensland for many years to come.”
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